Moorad will take over for John Moores, who bought the Padres in December 1994, rescuing the team from Tom Werner’s wave of destruction. Although taking shots at Moores is arguably more popular than baseball around these parts, the Padres did much of their best work under his watch:
We’ll see what Moorad and company bring to the table. If they can duplicate what Moores has accomplished, I’ll be happy. Bonus points if they can talk folks into believing in the team while they’re doing it.
Anyway, enjoy the euphoria of renewed hope while it lasts. And don’t be too bummed when the new guy turns out to be a lot like the old guy. That’s just the way the world works.